9 Different Ways to Style a Table

Styling your wedding can be done in many different ways. From the arch to the bouquet to the linens. There are tons of decisions to be made. Your wedding should be a reflection of who you are as a couple. My favorite aspect of wedding design is styling a table.


Here are a few tips on how to take your reception tables to the next level:


1. Use a variety of heights.

Adding dimension to your tables can look like tall candlesticks mixed with wide floral arrangements. Candles at different heights also can give that extra touch to your tables. Mix it up and don’t be afraid to bring in votives, pillars, and taper candles for a more romantic feel.

Elegant wedding table setting with cream taper candles and gold details

Peaches and Twine Photography Other vendors: Stems and Style, The Confetti Studio, Glamour and Woods


2. Try out different shapes.

Try this out with your plates! You don’t need to keep things traditional with the round white plates. If you’re going for a more modern feel, use square plates. Goblets and glassware can also come in different shapes and sizes. Don’t be afraid of mix and matching!

Soft wedding table design with square modern plates and gold details

Ryann Lindsey Photography Other vendors: The Confetti Studio, Moonchild Floral Co.


3. Play around with colors.

As I mentioned before, your wedding should reflect who you are as a couple. One fabulous way to do that is through your wedding colors. Figure out what colors describe you as a couple and start with Pinterest. Almost every color combination has been done, so do your research for some real examples of those colors in action!

Bright tropical wedding inspiration with yellow florals and blue linen Royal Palms Wedding in Scottsdale

Ashley Rae Photography Other vendors: Stems and Style, The Confetti Studio, Wolf and Irving, and Etchings by Emma


4. Practice minimalism.

Ever heard the saying, “Less Is More”? Well, in weddings, this is very true. Tables with intentional design and elements usually make a larger impact than tables with overwhelming amounts of styling. Try using unique elements and be intentional about their placement.

Delicate and minimal wedding design on farm table

KSL Wedding Photography Other vendors: Material Girls Weddings, Scottsdale Farm Tables, Wildflower AZ, Nora Bella Designs


5. Add texture.

This one is my favorite. I love when there are different textures on the linens, goblets, floral arrangements, napkins, etc. This is where your table really stands out. You can still have everything match, while playing around with different textures. Just be sure to keep all your decor in the same design/color scheme in order to give your wedding a more cohesive feel!

Copper and blush details at wedding table setting with black matte details

Ryann Lindsey Photography Other vendors: The Confetti Studio


6. Fill out the spaces.

While I said, keep it minimal. Don’t be afraid of using the space you have. Use a centerpiece that fits the table appropriately and if it is too small, add votives around to give it the appearance of being more full.

Romantic orchard wedding inspiration in Arizona with gray and blush details

Ashley Rae Photography Other vendors: The Petal Theory, The Confetti Studio


7. Use statement centerpieces or ethereal florals.

Your centerpiece is the best way to tie in the design of your wedding. Whether that is using antique books, lots of candles, or a gorgeous floral arrangement, be sure to make your table describe YOU.

Romantic sweetheart table with large floral arrangement with taper candles and gold details Blackstone Country Club

Sarah Jane Photography Other vendors: The Confetti Studio, Flowers by Roo, Decadent Macaron


8. Try out uncommon table decor such as fruit, vegetables, geodes, etc.

Loving this trend right now! Fruit on tables is such a simple, yet unique element. It provides different textures and colors that will definitely take your table to the text level.

Vineyard wedding table design in Arizona

Erika Greene Photography Other Vendors: The Confetti Studio, Lola Lee Invitations, The Petal Theory


9. Layers aren’t just for clothes!

This is key! Using your plates, napkins, and table runners, you can add lots of layers to your tables. This goes back to the different heights and dimensions that make a table come alive and make your guests stop to take pictures. 😉

Secret Garden Phoenix wedding inspiration with cream and orange details

Ryann Lindsey Photography Other vendors: Wildflower AZ, The Confetti Studio



Deanne and Carmela